Date: Thursday, March 24th, 2016, 08:15
Category: battery, Hardware, iPhone, iPhone SE, News
The iPhone SE may just feature a better battery than you expected.
A recent series of tests shows that the new handset’s battery can last far longer than even flagship phones, including the iPhone 6s.
Under stress tests cycling through websites with uniform brightness, the SE managed 10 hours. That was over two hours better than the iPhone 6s, as well as the iPhone 5s, which like the SE has a 4-inch, 1,136-by-640 display. Screen-on time is often the biggest source of battery drain on a smartphone, with wireless connections being close competition.
The iPhone SE’s battery outlasted that of the Samsung Galaxy S7, which boasts a 5.1-inch Quad HD (2,560-by-1,440) display. The more comparable iPhone 6s has a 4.7-inch 1,334-by-750-pixel panel.
The review noted that the iPhone SE’s screen is smaller than the iPhone 6s and lacks 3D Touch support for the battery to power.
Preorders for the iPhone SE went live earlier today. The device will initially be available in 13 markets, but come to another 47 next month.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.